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Historical Events In 1861

Monday, 25 March 2019

May 05   Alexandria, VA in the year 1861.  

May 06   On this day in history arkansas & Tennessee become 9th & 10th states to secede from US  

May 06   In the year 1861 arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th state to secede from US  

May 06   In the year 1861 jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy  

May 06   Radindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913) on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1861 riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN  

May 08   Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy on this day in history.  

May 10   In the year 1861 union troops march on state militia in St Louis MI  

May 10   Union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI in the year 1861.  

May 12   Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50 in the year 1861.  

May 13   Queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality on this day in history.  

May 14   In the year 1861 the Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.  

May 16   On this day in history confederate Government offers war volunteers $10 premium  

May 16   Confederate govt offers war volunteers $10 premium in the year 1861.  

May 16   On this day in history kentucky proclaims its neutrality  

May 18   Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South on this day in history.  

May 20   In the year 1861 cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle  

May 20   Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history north Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union  

May 21   NC is 10th state to secede from Union on this day in history.  

May 21   In the year 1861 north Carolina is 10th state to secede from Union  

May 21   In the year 1861 richmond VA is designated Confederate Capital  

May 23   On this day in history 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe VA  

May 23   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia on this day in history.  

May 23   On this day in history virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession  

May 24   In the year 1861 alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops  

May 24   Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops in the year 1861.  

May 24   Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23 on this day in history.  

May 24   In the year 1861 major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war"  

May 25   On this day in history john Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ  

May 25   In the year 1861 john Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ  

May 26   Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South in the year 1861.  

May 26   Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with the South in the year 1861.  

May 26   On this day in history union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)  

Jan 14   In the year 1861 birth of wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)  

Jan 18   In the year 1861 birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of raymond Huntington Woodman, composer  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1861 frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died on this day in history.  

Jan 31   On this day in history franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53  

Feb 10   Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies in the year 1861.  

Feb 12   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Mar 14   In the year 1861 abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58  

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